25 Powerful Prayers For Forgiveness

25 Powerful Prayers For Forgiveness

25 Powerful Prayers For Forgiveness

The God we love and serve is a merciful God. He made us, saved us, and unconditionally gave us His Love. He wants the best for us and we are constantly on His mind. However, we sin. We stray away from Him and we expose ourselves to the grim misdeeds this world has to offer. God insists on forgiving us for one reason; Love. Romans 5:18 reminds us that we are sinners. Still, God demonstrated His unconditional love through the sacrifice Jesus Christ willingly took for and because of our sins. Remember the Lord’s kindness and return to His arms in faith and repentance with these twenty-five powerful prayers for forgiveness.

Prayers For Forgiveness From God


Despite our ever-changing perspectives on what is good, acceptable and bad, one thing remains constant; God is always good. He is so good that He promised and showcased forgiveness that none of our sins are to be ever remembered again (Hebrews 8:12). Although God grants us absolute forgiveness, we still have a task to accomplish; We should confess our sins and live by faith (1 John 1:9).

No matter how strong the world’s wickedness may be, the forgiveness God is more than willing to give us is incomparable. Wherever we may be, whatever it is, we should always remember that God is waiting for us and all we need to do is to return to Him. Here are some of the best prayers for forgiveness.

Almighty Father, I am calling Your Name in the hours of my blindness. I was enticed by the empty luxuries of evil to which caused You to hurt O’ Father. I confess my sins to You as I have strayed away from the rules and the plans You have set before me. O’ Dear Father, I am asking for your mercy and forgiveness. I ask of You, please give me the strength to stay away from evil and the heart that seeks righteousness and justice at all times. Almighty Father, I angered You but please, I plead for Your forgiveness. In Your presence, I trust, in Your love, I live and in Your forgiveness, I am renewed. In Your Mercy, I pray. Amen.


Lord, You who created and redeemed the world from evil, You who healed the sick and made the blind gain sight, You who forgave those who betrayed and shifted.  Open my eyes to see You and your compassion, make my ears listen to Your Word and my mouth connected to Your Teachings. Please remember not my sins and grant me life in accordance with Your Will. In Jesus’ Name, I pray. Amen.


Father, I return to You with my sins before me. Nowadays, I lack compassion for my brother and sisters, my eyes are clouded with wrongdoings my heart is against. Opposing Your Words, I sinned and done evil in Your eyes. I drained myself off Your kindness and followed my worldly desires. Father, guide me as You are right in Your verdict and justified in Your judgment. Do not leave me astray as I pray for a blissful life with You and a life free of evil. In Your Mercy, I pray. Amen.

-(Luke 15:18, Psalm 51:3-4) 

Lord, for days I kept my mouth shut, my heart closed and my eyes ignorant to Your Mercy. Therefore, I am seeking Your acceptance in granting me another day of growth and repentance. Undoubtedly, I say with faith that Jesus is my Savior and my Refuge. Through Your Grace, I walk in the path of love and compassion. With You, security and protection strive within my days. I pray for a season of forgiveness so I may walk in accordance with Your Will. In Jesus’ Name, I pray. Amen.


Lord Almighty, I am seeking you with all of my heart. Please accept my naive soul asking for Your guidance. Without a doubt, You have loved me with no conditions. Father, You fed me when my stomach was empty, You gave me shelter when I was homeless, You healed me and watched out for me when I was sick. Nevertheless, I grew cold and sinned against You. Because of this, I beseech Your forgiveness and guidance to guide my way back in Your Words. This I ask in Jesus’ Name, Amen.


Almighty Father, before I ask for Your forgiveness, I would like to take the time to express my gratitude towards Your mercy. Like a father showing compassion to his children, You never ran short of patience and love. Like the vast distance of Your Heavens to Earth, Your Mercy is immeasurable. Without a stain of doubt and a record of wrongs, You, the Father, the God, and the Refuge of all, insists on forgiveness. Therefore, I am humbly asking for Your forgiveness as I strive on becoming an obedient child to You and Your Heavenly Kingdom. Amen.

-(Psalm 103: 10-14)

Merciful Father, as Your Son paid the price of our sins, He lovingly asked for forgiveness towards all mankind as they do not know what they are doing. Father Almighty, because of this, I am confessing my sins in my thoughts, words, and actions. As well as the sins of my brother and sisters, I am asking for Your Mercy in granting us forgiveness as we live our lives on Earth. I pray, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

-(Luke 23:34) 

in the name of Jesus, the sins of the people were set free. Still, I wake to commit actions that are sinful and wrong in Your Eyes. Additionally, I wake to live my days away from Your Words and I stray away from the teachings You set out for the world. However, Lord, I do not wish to live my life away from Your Grace. I confess my sins to You and I am asking for forgiveness as you cleanse my heart and keep me close to Your presence O’ dear God of Wisdom. I pray, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.


Lord, because of the sins I committed, I present my faults to You. I acknowledge my lapses and my ignorance. At this time, I acknowledge my transgressions to You. Lord, I am sinful and I am lost. With this, I ask of Your forgiveness to free me from the chains of my sins and my dark past. I seek Your intervention to lead me to the Light and to hear Your Voice in my daily life and the years to come in my life. Undoubtedly, my eyes bare no sight without You. My Lord, I adore You and therefore, I seek Your Mercy. Amen.


God of Mercy, You poured out Your Blood and sacrificed Yourselves for us sinners. For the forgiveness of sins, You showed us how unconditional and immeasurable Your Love is. Indeed, I offer You my praise and my life. I adore You and I wish to walk the path to Your Presence. Due to the sacrifice of our Lord, I send my prayers of forgiveness and righteousness. I pray for all people that they may walk, too, in the path of the Lord. Through Him alone, I pray.  Amen.

-(Matthew 26:28)

Absolutely, it is You who is God.Because of Your mercy, You offer forgiveness and faithfulness to those who seek forgiveness and to those who call Your Name. Standing with all I am, I present to You my sins. In the name of Jesus, I seek and ask for Your Light to purify me and place me in the light of just. For all that has been and for all that will be. Amen.

-(1 John 1:9)

Lord, Merciful Father, I have sinned against You. Because of my human desires, I caused You pain. Because of the temptations I followed, I wronged You. Father, I confess all of my lapses to You. I do this for one thing and that is for Your forgiveness. I do not wish to live a life opposite to Your Words. Most importantly, I do not want to stray away from Your Holy Presence. Father, take my apologies and gratitude in hopes of purifying all my sins. In Jesus’ Name, I pray, Amen.


Father, these past days, I’ve been disconnected to Your Grace. Consequently, I have sinned against You. Amidst the dark depth of evil, I call Your Name. Even if I enter the absence of righteousness, I desire Your Grace as You are my Only God. With all You’ve generously provided me, I serve You with all I am. O’ Dear Lord, I ask of You to keep no records of my sins. Please grant me peace as I live in accordance to Your teachings. In Jesus’ Name, I pray, Amen.


My God,  I am sorry for my sins with all my heart.In choosing to do wrong, and failing to do good, I have sinned against You whom I should love above all things. I firmly intend, with Your help, to do penance, to sin no more,
and avoid whatever leads me to sin. Our Savior Jesus Christ suffered and died for us. In His name, my God, have mercy.



Prayers for Forgiving Others

Bible Prayer

In the same manner that God offers His forgiveness, we are being taught to forgive others for their wrongdoings towards us. This is why we have prayers for forgiveness. Previously, God reminds us of His love and forgives us despite our countless sins against His Words. Similarly, we are tasked to open our hearts to prayers for forgiveness too. We are reminded in Ephesians 4:32 to be kind and compassionate, as well as to forgive others like how God constantly forgives us. Therefore, we should always pray for our sins and for others as this will grant us peace. In addition to this, forgiveness is mentally beneficial as it lessens anxiety and other mental plights!

Honestly, prayers towards forgiveness can sometimes be challenging in our human lives. However, God reminds us that the forgiveness of others equates to the forgiveness of our sins (Matthew 6:14). Admittedly, holding grudge against someone opposes our inner peace and joy – We don’t want that and most importantly, God does not want that because He wants us to be free and happy. Learn to let go and offer these prayers for forgiveness for the Merciful Father above.

Father, only You understand how much I’ve been hurt by this person. I don’t want to carry the pain for another second. I don’t want to be a bitter person. But I need Your Grace and the Power of the Cross to release my hurt and to forgive those who’ve hurt me. This is the turning point. First, I need to experience Your forgiveness.

You know all the ways I’ve hurt others, and I’m so sorry for my sins. Jesus, thank you for dying for me. I accept Your grace and forgiveness, and I need it daily. Today I’m turning to You, and I’m choosing to forgive the way you have forgiven me. Every time the memory comes back, I’ll forgive that person again until the pain is gone. Heal my heart with Your grace. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Rick Warren

Lord, as I promised my honesty in my prayers, I admit that I am hurt by my brothers and sisters. I feel anger towards them and I am currently holding a wicked grudge. Father, I do not wish to be this way. I do not want to hurt others as You have forgiven and loved me without a question. Father above, cleanse my mind and strengthen my heart so I may gain the courage to forgive others as well. Please heal me so I may follow Your Words. In Jesus’ Name, I pray. Amen.


God, before me, I face bitterness, anger, and rage. In my thoughts and my words, I have sinned. Lord, please teach me how to be kind and tender. Personally, I do not wish to deviate from Your Ways. As much as possible, I do not want to sin against my brothers and sister. Therefore, Lord, I am seeking You. Call me in my darkest days and place me in Your wings. Please accept this prayer for forgiveness of mine. In Jesus’ Name, I pray. Amen.


Lord, the works of the enemy has appeared in my days. In days like these, Father, I put my trust in You. Above all, I place all of my worries to You and seek no vengeance towards my brothers and sisters. At this time, I rest soundly as I leave all my ill thoughts yesterday and look forward to a life with You today until the rays of tomorrow. In Jesus’ Name, I pray. Amen.

-(Romans 12: 18-21)

Father, I offer to You my deepest prayers. Against the works of the enemy, please guide me. For instance, I ask of You to guide me as I turn my cheeks when my enemies slap me. Because of Your Ways, I ask of You to heal my heart at times it is being tested. With this, I ask that You accept this prayer for forgiveness. In Your Grace, I am protected, loved, and saved. In Jesus’ Name, I pray, Amen.

-(Matthew 5:39-41)

Lord Jesus Christ, You are the lamb of God; You take away the sins of the world. Through the Grace of the Holy Spirit restore me to friendship with The Father, cleanse me from every stain of sin in the blood You shed for me, and raise me to new life for the glory of Your name. In Jesus’ Name, I pray. Amen.


Lord, it is You who is merciful and loving. For this reason, I am asking for Your guidance to close my eyes when the temptations of vengeance and grudge present themselves before me. Above all, I wish not to anger You, my Lord. I trust in You and I wish not to separate from Your plans. By Your Words, I do not feel the need to place blame on others or hold hate within my heart. Therefore, I pray that You guide me as I wish to be under Your Mercy. In Jesus’ Name, I pray. Amen.

-(Micah 7:18) 

Because of You, I rest completely at night and wake up renewed in the morning. Due to Your Sacrifice, my sins are forgotten and forgiven. Because of  Your Love, my enemies cannot drag me down. Therefore, Lord, I ask that you give me power to endure and learn how to forgive others. Merciful Lord, remind me of Your Love so that I won’t seek hate in my heart. Please accept my prayer for forgiveness towards others and myself. May You bless me with understanding and empathy so that the downfall of my enemies won’t give me joy. Lord, may I help them as we walk together in Your Ways. I pray. Amen.


Lord, without a doubt, I know that You always look out for me. Every moment of my waking days, I know You are with me. Therefore, Lord, I pray that You make me a better person. I wish to become someone empathetic to my enemies. I pray for my enemies Lord; May You forgive them as You forgave me. I offer my prayers for forgiveness. For all that has been and for all that will be, I pray. Amen.


Father, as I am being tested by my own emotions, I ask of You to help me. At this point, my humanly feelings are justifying my anger. However, I know well that You want me to forgive my enemies because You want me to be free. I pray that my ears won’t hear the sounds of vengeance. With my heart, I offer my prayers for forgiveness. Therefore, I trust Your Words O’Lord. In Jesus’ Name, I pray. Amen.


Lastly, a tip is to get personal with the Lord. He knows every corner of our hearts so, do not fear the idea of communicating to Him. Additionally, thank Him for His Mercy and continually seek for His Guidance. To forgive is to love and to be free. May we all achieve the peace the Lord has planned out for us. Take these prayers of forgiveness to guide you to the Lord.

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